• Paul Fournier<br>Partner
    Paul Fournier
    Partner
  • Paul Fournier<br>Partner
    Paul Fournier
    Partner

    Paul is a founding Partner of Johnsen Archer LLP, having joined a year after the firm's inception. He came to the firm from Thorne Riddell where he was a Senior Manager specializing in audits and accounting. In addition to his C.A. designation, Paul holds a Bachelor of Science from the Neufchatel Junior College in Switzerland and the University of British Columbia, and a Licentiate in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.


    Paul keeps a sharp eye on our clients' satisfaction and success as the Partner who oversees administration and quality control. The fact that Paul can be found today servicing many of the firm's original clients is a tribute to his high standards and ability to satisfy clients' needs. Much of his work is done with industries such as construction, manufacturing, high technology, and distribution.


    His specializations include research and development, audits of private companies and not-for-profit organizations, and litigation support. Paul describes Johnsen Archer LLP as "a progressive firm of original thinkers providing clients with excellent service, especially in many areas not covered by traditional accounting firms." He is proud of his part in the firm's creative approach and its "synergy of personnel." In Paul's words, "we're always looking to improve our clients' net worth and be forward-thinking."


    When he is not in the office, Paul volunteers in the community, regularly hikes up Grouse Mountain and continues to perfect his bridge game.


    Contact Paul: pfournier@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3387

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  • Russ Wilson<br>Partner
    Russ Wilson
    Partner
  • Russ Wilson<br>Partner
    Russ Wilson
    Partner

    Russ, who became a Partner in the firm in 1995, joined Johnsen Archer LLP in 1990 after completing his Bachelor of Science with first class honours from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. While working at the firm, he obtained his C.A. designation with a place on the president's Honour Roll as one of the top ten candidates on the Uniform Final Exam. Russ brings a wealth of talents, combining a very sharp, analytical and creative mind with an infectious determination and an unfailing positive attitude. In addition to managing the office, his professional expertise is put to work for owner-managed businesses primarily in the construction, manufacturing, and distribution industries, and for family-run businesses.


    Russ describes Johnsen Archer LLP as a firm that "applies creative solutions to business problems with a focus on today's number one impediment to business: income tax. At Johnsen Archer LLP, you are dealing with a team, not just an individual accountant." As part of that team, Russ has hired "an unbeatable group of accountants who provide a level of service and expertise few even expect of their Chartered Accountants." The same forward thinking and determination Russ has brought to Johnsen Archer LLP, he brings to his clients, defining professional success as "wanting to come to work every day because I am working with happy and successful colleagues and clients."


    When he is not in the office, Russ loves to spend his time with his wife Linda and son, Bryce, enjoying the west coast lifestyle that first attracted him to Canada. He plays squash and soccer, and is possibly the firm's worst golfer.


    Contact Russ: rwilson@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3395

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  • Robert Matty<br>Partner
    Robert Matty
    Partner
  • Robert Matty<br>Partner
    Robert Matty
    Partner
    Rob is the Partner overseeing personnel for the firm, as well as having overall responsibility for quality control and standards for our firm's accounting and audit practices.


    Rob has over a decade of public practice experience from two of the largest accounting firms in the country. In that time he worked primarily with private companies and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes from the smallest of businesses with less than 5 employees to large national companies with hundreds of employees. Rob also volunteers with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. Along the way he has developed specialties in the financial services, manufacturing and distribution, and real estate sectors.


    Rob joined Johnsen Archer because of the opportunity to work in the community where he lives and to use a practical approach with his clients. He describes JA as a knowledgeable, dynamic, and creative firm with a client-focused team environment in which employees thrive.


    When not in the office, Rob enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and he is an avid golfer and skier.


    Contact Robert: rmatty@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3398

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  • Kevin Kilgour<br>Partner
    Kevin Kilgour
    Partner
  • Kevin Kilgour<br>Partner
    Kevin Kilgour
    Partner

    Kevin is our Partner overseeing the Tax Group at Johnsen Archer. He has years of public practice experience working with private companies and their shareholders finding the right solutions for their specific needs. Over the years, his clients have represented the entire private company spectrum, from smaller owner-managed enterprises to some of the largest private companies in Canada. He is a regular presenter at professional development seminars, including the Annual Tax Update for the Surrey/Langley/North Delta Chapter of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC.


    Kevin takes pride in bringing new ideas to clients and helping them effectively manage their tax obligations in a practical manner. He also adapts his communication style to assist clients in understanding the ever-changing landscape of the Canadian tax system.


    Kevin is closely tied to the community of Surrey in which he lives, including a volunteer role as a Director and Treasurer of OPTIONS Community Services Society. When not working, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching hockey, and playing golf.


    Contact Kevin: kkilgour@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3406

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  • Carrie Stocco<br>Partner
    Carrie Stocco
    Partner
  • Carrie Stocco<br>Partner
    Carrie Stocco
    Partner

    Carrie joined the practice in early 2012 and became a Partner later that same year after 16 years in a “BIG 4” firm where she practiced in the private company services group. Carrie achieved her CPA, CA designation in 2000 earning a place on the BC Honour Roll. In addition to her designation, Carrie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma of Technology in Financial Management from BCIT.


    Carrie’s practice is focused on private companies in particular those with owner-managed businesses. Carrie understands that business owners are looking for creative solutions to tax planning. Carrie has expertise in assurance, accounting, and taxation services. Carrie has worked with clients in many areas including real estate, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and investment holding companies.


    When Carrie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Carrie is an active volunteer in the community and in her church. Carrie holds positions of Treasurer for both the Newton Canadian Baseball Association and the Fraser Value Estate Planning Council and is the Chair of the board of Our Saviour Child Care Centre.


    Contact Carrie:cstocco@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3410

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  • Leroy Van Spronsen<br>Partner
    Leroy Van Spronsen
    Partner
  • Leroy Van Spronsen<br>Partner
    Leroy Van Spronsen
    Partner

    Since obtaining his designation in 2001, Leroy has specialized in offering accounting, assurance, taxation, and business advisory services to privately held, owner managed enterprises. Leroy has enjoyed meeting the needs of a broad base of clients, including those in the agricultural, construction and real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and professional service sectors.


    Leroy, a father of four, is actively involved with his family, his church, and with playing and coaching both soccer and hockey. He has served on various boards and committees and appreciates the opportunity to give back to the communities in which he works and plays.


    Contact Leroy: lvanspronsen@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3396

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  • Darcie Kajan<br>Partner
    Darcie Kajan
    Partner
  • Darcie Kajan<br>Partner
    Darcie Kajan
    Partner

    Darcie received her Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from the B.C. Institute of Technology as an honor roll student and as well, received the Dean’s Award, the Bachelor of Technology Achievement Award, and the CA Education Foundation Award.


    She began her career in public practice in 2001 and has worked at two of Canada’s largest accounting firms prior to joining Johnsen Archer. In the last several years, Darcie has specialized in privately held companies, particularly owner-managed enterprises, providing accounting, assurance, taxation, and business advisory services. She has experience in many areas including construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.


    Darcie spends her free time golfing, hiking, snowshoeing, playing volleyball, and travelling.


    Contact Darcie: dkajan@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3391

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  • Mimi Lee<br>Senior Manager
    Mimi Lee
    Senior Manager
  • Mimi Lee<br>Senior Manager
    Mimi Lee
    Senior Manager

    Mimi joined Johnsen Archer in 1988, a year after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She obtained a C.A. designation in 1992 and is now a very valuable Senior Manager, specializing in assurance engagements.


    Mimi puts tremendous energy and many years of experience to work in a number of ways at the firm, primarily performing accounting and auditing services for owner-managed corporations, as well as preparing Scientific Research and Experimental Development claims. Her work with clients is varied, including such industries as construction, manufacturing, high technology, and distribution. Mimi is also responsible for professional development through training within the firm, combining rigorous standards with compassion and patience.


    Mimi describes Johnsen Archer as a "real team, our people are bright and energetic. We constantly learn from each other, creating an invaluable resource pool that is of great benefit to our clients." As part of this team, Mimi stays current and creative through technical reading and daily client contact. "In public practice, nothing is routine. You are always adapting to change and striving for excellence. It is vital to meet or exceed the client's expectations within the determined time frames."


    When Mimi is not hard at work at the office, she enjoys being with her family and friends, playing tennis, biking and travelling.


    Contact Mimi: mlee@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3388

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  • Val Huculak<br>Senior Manager
    Val Huculak
    Senior Manager
  • Val Huculak<br>Senior Manager
    Val Huculak
    Senior Manager

    Val joined Johnsen Archer in 1989. Since that time, he successfully attained his professional designation and has become an integral part of the JA team. Val also holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from the University of Alberta.


    As Audit Manager, Val puts his years of experience to work primarily with manager-owned businesses in such industries as construction and manufacturing--performing reviews and audits with a keen eye for detail. He also reviews our staff accountants' work and practices in the area of corporate taxation.


    Val describes Johnsen Archer as "a very progressive and service-oriented public accounting firm, willing to do what it takes to meet the clients' needs. We offer clients continuity so they have one face they can feel comfortable with, one person working with them." Val's clients appreciate his focused, no-nonsense approach and his ability to listen to their needs.


    Like all members of the Johnsen Archer team, Val is committed to lifelong learning. When not at work, he spends his time studying--new software, new trends in the profession, new ways to help his clients meet their goals.


    Contact Val: vhuculak@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3389

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  • Rana Sangha<br>Senior Manager<br>Director of Human Resources
    Rana Sangha
    Senior Manager
    Director of Human Resources
  • Rana Sangha<br>Senior Manager<br>Director of Human Resources
    Rana Sangha
    Senior Manager
    Director of Human Resources

    Rana started with Johnsen Archer in 1995, became a Manager in 2000, and Senior Manager in 2004. In her many years with JA, Rana has been responsible for a variety of jobs such as coordinating the preparation of personal tax returns, managing the annual preparation of corporate financial statements and tax returns, and coordinating the preparation of T3, T4, and T5 corporate and trust filing with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Her diligent work and dedication to the firm makes Rana an excellent supervisor to the firm's articling students.


    Rana describes Johnsen Archer as, "challenging, informative, and a great opportunity for learning. We deal with complex issues and the work is very diverse and interesting. The Johnsen Archer team consists of hard working, intelligent individuals specializing in the various information functions such as accounting, taxation, and auditing, giving us the ability to provide our clients with a broad resource pool within the firm."


    She emphasizes, "our clients are our number one priority and all our decisions focus on what best serves their needs. We are able to communicate on a personal level and still maintain the level of professionalism required to meet those needs."


    Being a working mother with an active home life, when she is not hard at work at the Johnsen Archer office, Rana keeps very busy enjoying the time with her family.


    Contact Rana: rsangha@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3399

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  • Sarah Kikkert<br>Senior Manager<br>Director of Standards
    Sarah Kikkert
    Senior Manager
    Director of Standards
  • Sarah Kikkert<br>Senior Manager<br>Director of Standards
    Sarah Kikkert
    Senior Manager
    Director of Standards

    Sarah joined Johnsen Archer as a Senior Manager from a "Big 4" accounting firm where she worked for over 8 years with private companies and owner-managed businesses. Sarah has a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a Master’s degree in Mathematics. She obtained her CA in 2007 after several years studying by distance education while raising a young family.


    Sarah has worked exclusively with private companies throughout her career and has significant experience with companies in and serving the construction industry, as well as manufacturing, real estate, and not-for-profit organizations. Sarah brings a proficient technical knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises, as well as experience with IFRS and US GAAP.


    When Sarah is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and golfing.


    Contact Sarah:skikkert@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3397

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  • Kate Norris<br>Senior Manager
    Kate Norris
    Senior Manager
  • Kate Norris<br>Senior Manager
    Kate Norris
    Senior Manager

    Kate Norris started her career with an accounting firm in Victoria which specialized in cross-border personal tax. After completing her business degree, Kate moved to Vancouver to pursue her career and CA designation with PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving into her current role at Johnsen Archer in 2013. Kate completed her Masters of Professional Accounting at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011.


    Kate has worked with private and public companies in a number of industries including forestry, construction, manufacturing and retail. Kate's decision to move to Johnsen Archer was spurred by her desire to specialize in private company assurance and tax.


    Contact Kate: knorris@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3386

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  • Manny Brar<br>Senior Manager
    Manny Brar
    Senior Manager
  • Manny Brar<br>Senior Manager
    Manny Brar
    Senior Manager

    Manny Brar joined Johnsen Archer LLP in 2010. He has a Diploma in Financial Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the B.C. Institute of Technology. He obtained his Certified General Accountant designation in 2012 and also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation. He brings an extensive amount of client service and business experience to Johnsen Archer having worked in the banking and financial planning industries for several years prior to pursuing a career in public practice.


    Since joining Johnsen Archer LLP, his professional experience includes focusing on private companies providing accounting, taxation, assurance, and business advisory services. He is a valuable member of the management team helping coordinate the training and development of staff, assisting with various processes and standards of the firm, as well as helping with external recruitment programs. In addition, Manny is also a Facilitator for the CPA Professional Education Program helping coach and mentor future CPA’s as they pursue their designation.


    In his free time, Manny enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travelling, playing ball, roller hockey, and staying active as much as possible.


    Contact Manny: mbrar@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3404

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  • Tara Hauck<br>Senior Tax Manager
    Tara Hauck
    Senior Tax Manager
  • Tara Hauck<br>Senior Tax Manager
    Tara Hauck
    Senior Tax Manager

    Tara is a member of the tax department at Johnsen Archer LLP. Tara received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2006 and her CA designation in 2008. Tara started her career at another local mid-sized firm where she gained a variety of advisory experience in both public and private companies before specializing in tax.


    Tara has completed all levels of the In-Depth Tax Course. Most recently Tara has added indirect tax advisory services to her list of specialties, including the In-Depth GST/HST course as well as specialized indirect tax courses in real estate and non-profits. Another of Tara’s specialties is resolving issues with the Canada Revenue Agency.


    Tara takes pride on delivering quality client service and being a trusted resource for her clients.


    When not working, Tara enjoys spending time with her family, travelling to different parts of the world, and experimenting in the kitchen.


    Contact Tara: thauck@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3403

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  • Mandeep Bains<br>Senior Tax Manager
    Mandeep Bains
    Senior Tax Manager
  • Mandeep Bains<br>Senior Tax Manager
    Mandeep Bains
    Senior Tax Manager

    Mandeep Bains is a Senior Manager and tax specialist working in the Johnsen Archer LLP Tax Group. Mandeep obtained his CPA/CA designation in 2012 and brings many strengths to our team. Previously working at another mid-sized firm, Mandeep gained experience in many of the tax issues facing the owners of private companies today including cross-border planning, the review of complex personal and corporate tax returns, corporate reorganizations, and estate and succession planning.


    Mandeep has completed all levels of the In-Depth Tax Course and specializes in tax compliance and advisory services in broad range of industry areas.


    When not working, Mandeep enjoys spending time with family, watching football, and travelling.


    Contact Mandeep: mbains@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604-635-8113

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  • Hailey Vo<br>Tax Manager
    Hailey Vo
    Tax Manager
  • Hailey Vo<br>Tax Manager
    Hailey Vo
    Tax Manager

    Hailey started with Johnsen Archer in September 2012 as a CPA student. We were impressed with her performance and keen eye for detail and asked Haley to be a permanant employee. Hailey joined JA’s tax team in 2016 after obtaining her designation.


    Hailey has a broad range of personal and corporate tax advisory experience including scientific research and development expenses. Hailey is currently completing the In-Depth Tax Course and is looking forward to providing these services for JA’s clients.


    Haley recently returned from mat leave and we are excited to have her back in the office as an integral part of our tax group.


    Contact Haley: hvo@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3400

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  • Rameez Nathu<br>Manager
    Rameez Nathu
    Manager
  • Rameez Nathu<br>Manager
    Rameez Nathu
    Manager

    Rameez Nathu received his B.Comm at the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2010 and obtained his CPA/CA designation in 2013 while articling at another local mid-sized firm where he gained a variety of experience in both public and private companies.


    Since joining Johnsen Archer LLP, Rameez has focused on private companies providing accounting, taxation, assurance, and business advisory services. Rameez enjoys helping his clients and going that extra mile–-to him the client’s satisfaction is what matters the most. Rameez is an active member on several committees and has taken an active role in mentoring the articling students at the firm. Rameez believes in helping the next generation succeed as they are the future. In addition to attending to clients and helping the students prosper, Rameez is also a facilitator and tutor for the Professional Education Program which guides aspiring CPA’s through their designation.


    When Rameez is not actively pursuing his passion of accounting, he can be found with his beautiful family hiking, swimming, and golfing. Rameez also enjoys volunteering and is a member of the finance committee for a non-profit organization called Child Aid International.


    Contact Rameez:rnathu@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3402

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  • Sarnvir Thiara<br>Manager
    Sarnvir Thiara
    Manager
  • Sarnvir Thiara<br>Manager
    Sarnvir Thiara
    Manager

    Integrity, honesty, and hard work. These are the three guiding principles for Sarnvir Thiara, who joined Johnsen Archer LLP in 2015 after obtaining his CPA/CA designation while articling at a "Big 4” accounting firm in the Vancouver area.


    Sarnvir prides himself on understanding the needs of his clients and working diligently to offer the best solutions. This commitment to his clients means that Sarnvir is constantly working to improve his skill set and business acumen. Sarnvir’s experience includes working with clients in a variety of industries in the areas of accounting, auditing, and taxation.


    Sarnvir is active in the community and sits as a member on the Land and Development Use Committee at the Surrey Board of Trade. In addition, Sarnvir also helps as a judge for case competitions for business undergraduates at Simon Fraser University.


    When he is not thinking about business, Sarnvir can be found enjoying a variety of hobbies. These include learning Spanish, playing basketball, motorcycles, biking, and relaxing with his friends and family.


    Contact Sarnvir: sthiara@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.501.2947

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  • Andy Dhillon<br>Manager
    Andy Dhillon
    Manager
  • Andy Dhillon<br>Manager
    Andy Dhillon
    Manager

    Andy Dhillon joined Johnsen Archer LLP in September 2018. Previously, Andy worked with a national-level firm as a Manager in their Private Client Services group working with private companies and not for profit entities. Andy obtained his CPA in 2017.


    Andy enjoys the hands-on nature of entrepreneurs, understanding how they run their business and make decisions. He enjoys learning about the different products and services offered by each client’s business, in addition to helping the owners and managers solve issues and find solutions to their daily needs. Andy also enjoys building relationships with clients and leveraging industry knowledge in multiple sectors to further client growth and performance.


    Committed to serving his community, Andy is a member of Langara College’s Board of Governors.


    When he is not working, Andy is spending time with his family. He has a passion for sports and travelling.


    Contact Andy: adhillon@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.501.2822

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  • Cindy Ji<br>Manager
    Cindy Ji
    Manager
  • Cindy Ji<br>Manager
    Cindy Ji
    Manager

    Cindy received her CGA designation in 2010 and joined the Johnsen Archer team in December 2014. She has worked in public practice for over 10 years and has extensive experience with accounting for private companies of all sizes. Her fluency in Mandarin is a great asset to the firm and our clients with a Chinese background.


    Cindy enjoys problem solving and finding solutions to the challenges that today’s business owners face. She looks at the big picture and helps owners find resolutions that fit their specific and individual needs.


    In her spare time, Cindy enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.


    Contact Cindy: cji@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.8111‬

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  • David Westdorp<br>Business Development Manager
    David Westdorp
    Business Development Manager
  • David Westdorp<br>Business Development Manager
    David Westdorp
    Business Development Manager

    David joined Johnsen Archer in August of 2009 as a Project Manager reporting directly to the Partners of the firm. His specialties are marketing and communications including the introduction of the complimentary 3-Year Tax Review to shareholders of private companies that may benefit from the process.


    As of June 2013, David became the Business Development Manager for JA and his intention in all of his efforts, is to create a win-win for new clients and the firm.


    David's past work experience was in journalism. He also has a strong background in communications and marketing in a variety of industries ranging from advertising and commercial graphic services to real estate and software.


    When not in the office, David enjoys travelling, running, training for half-marathons, and spending as much time as possible in the natural beauty of British Columbia.


    Contact David: dwestdorp@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.635.3392 or 778.994.3414 (cell)

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  • Patricia Dick<br>Controller
    Patricia Dick
    Controller
  • Patricia Dick<br>Controller
    Patricia Dick
    Controller

    Patricia joined Johnsen Archer in April 2018 as the Controller and is responsible for human resources, administrative, and financial reporting functions. She has over a decade of experience in Senior Financial roles at a variety of privately owned businesses ranging in size from $15 to over $100 million in annual revenue. Patricia is deadline focussed, detail-oriented and enjoys improving processes to increase efficiency.


    After working in the operations departments of several transportation companies, Patricia decided to pursue a career in accounting and obtained her CPA/CA designation while articling at a national firm. Patricia also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UBC.


    Outside of work Patricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well travelling, and going to live music and theatre performances.


    Contact Patricia: pdick@jallp.ca

    Phone: 604.501.2981‬

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Partners

Paul Fournier, 604-635-3387, vCard

Russ Wilson, 604-635-3395, vCard

Robert Matty, 604-635-3398, vCard

Kevin Kilgour, 604-635-3406, vCard

Carrie Stocco, 604-635-3410, vCard

Leroy Van Spronsen, 604-635-3396, vCard

Darcie Kajan, 604-635-3391, vCard

Senior Managers

Mimi Lee, 604-635-3388, vCard

Val Huculak, 604-635-3389, vCard

Rana Sangha, 604-635-3399, vCard

Sarah Kikkert, 604-635-3397, vCard

Kate Norris, 604-635-3386, vCard

Manny Brar, 604-635-3404, vCard

Tara Hauck, Tax 604-635-3403, vCard

Mandeep Bains, Tax 604-635-8113, vCard

Managers

Hailey Vo, 604-635-3400, vCard

Rameez Nathu, 604-635-3402, vCard

Sarnvir Thiara, 604-501-2947, vCard

Andy Dhillon, 604-501-2822, vCard

Cindy Ji, 604-635-8111, vCard

Business Development Manager

David Westdorp, 604-635-3392; 778-994-3414, vCard

Controller

Patricia Dick, 604-501-2981‬, vCard